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An antibiotic, C18H34N2O6S, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces lincolnensis, used intravenously in its hydrochloride form to treat certain penicillin-resistant infections.
[New Latin linco(lnēnsis), specific epithet (after Lincoln, Nebraska, where the bacterium was discovered in a soil sample) + -mycin.]
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(Medicine) an antibiotic used as an alternative to penicillin
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|Noun||1.||lincomycin - antibiotic (trade name Lincocin) obtained from a streptomyces bacterium and used in the treatment of certain penicillin-resistant infections|
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